Evaluating Information (Te Ara Canterbury)
It is important to identify Good information from Bad information
The video will help you evaluate the information you come across
Evaluating Information (Pdf)
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
Academic integrity means being honest in your studies and assessments. Academic integrity is informed by the values of honesty, trust, responsibility, fairness, respect, and courage.
In New Zealand, high value is placed on full acknowledgment and referencing of the words and ideas of others. If you want to use information that you find elsewhere you must acknowledge where it came from.
This interactive online tutorial will help you learn what plagiarism is, why and how students get in trouble for it and how to use ideas or quotes from your research effectively.
If you follow a citation style correctly, you will avoid plagiarism and help your reader find your information sources.
The Theology program has very helpfully created its own Style Guide for Chicago A (footnotes):
For complex biblical citations:
For general Chicago referencing style help, please see these two resources:
Mind Mapping Apps - Individuals & Teams
Coggle - with this you'll see the central node of a new mind map, with a plus sign to get started adding new nodes and ideas
MindMeister - this tool includes keyboard shortcuts, embeds live videos, adds team members' upvotes, downvotes & leave comments.
Scapple - start with an idea, work "backwards" to find the main idea. Individual nodes will connect by dragging and dropping.
Stormboard - uses sticky notes and index cards, group your notes on different parts of the screen to represent connections.
SimpleMind - click on it to change it to whatever idea you're mind-mapping, click on plus icons to create new branches and nodes.
Te Reo (at Otago)
Society of Biblical Literature
Downloadable fonts for biblical Greek and Hebrew, as well as 'BibLit" which combines Greek, Hebrew & Latin Characters, including transliteration diacritics.
More information and help with installation and use can be found here.
There is software available to help you to keep track of all of the information that you find and ensure that your citations are formatted correctly
Managing Your References - Introduction (Citation Library)
Know which reference manager you are looking for? Use the following links to quickly navigate to their tabs in this guide:
EndNote is software used to manage bibliographic citations. It can be used to organise references, cite them in papers, and automatically generate bibliographies - in the citation style of your choice.
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.
Mendeley is a free reference manager that can help you store, organize, note, share and cite references and research data.